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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

William Patalon III

If you couldn’t tell, I’m a fan of Jack Ma.

The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) founder is the “maestro of innovation,” who turned just another Chinese e-commerce outfit into a world-beating heavyweight that could give Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) a run for its money.

This past weekend, the company confirmed that Ma will be turning Alibaba’s reins over to CEO Daniel Zhang next year – and will step away from the company board in 2020.

Ma, trained as an English schoolteacher, will turn his focus to philanthropy and education – and will pursue “new dreams.”

This succession at the top of Asia’s most valuable company must feel quite disconcerting – especially coming, as it does, amid a scary trade spat between Washington and Beijing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd.(BCRH)

Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd., incorporated on June 24, 2013, is an exempted limited liability company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collateralized reinsurance in the property catastrophe market and invests in various insurance-linked securities. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include Blue Capital Re, which is a Bermuda exempted limited liability company registered as a Class 3A insurer in Bermuda and provides collateralized reinsurance and Blue Capital Re ILS, which is a Bermuda exempted limited liability company that conducts hedging and other investment activities, including entering into industry loss warranties and purchasing catastrophe bonds operations.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had $201.3 million of consolidated total assets. Blue Capital Re provides reinsurance to third-party insurance and reinsurance companies through reinsurance contracts, either directly with the cedant or on a fronted basis. Blue Capital Re also provides facultative retrocessional reinsurance to Blue Water Re.

The Company competes with Aeolus Capital Management; CatCo; Credit Suisse Asset Management; Leadenhall Capital; Lloyd’s of London; Nephila Capital Ltd.; Pillar Capital; RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. and Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RLI (NYSE: BCRH) and Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Blue Capital Reinsurance (NYSE:BCRH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Capital Reinsurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.9769004082468 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Square, Inc. develops and provides point-of-sale software worldwide. It provides Square Register, a point-of-sale system that takes care of digital receipts, inventory, and sales reports, as well as provides analytics and feedback. The company serves big and small businesses from bakeries to retailers. Its product, Square Register, is available in the App Store and on Google Play, and it is designed to run on a smartphone or tablet, and on counter. Square, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    In Square’s (NYSE:SQ) fourth-quarter letter to shareholders, it named Instant Deposit first in its list of revenue growth drivers. Instant Deposit allows consumers and merchants to transfer funds from Square to their bank without waiting the usual clearance time of one to three days. Next on the list was Cash Card, the prepaid debit card that allows Cash App users to spend their balance directly instead of transferring it to a traditional bank first.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Dan Caplinger]

    Below, three Fool.com contributors offer up Square (NYSE:SQ), Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), and Visa (NYSE:V) as stocks that Lynch would likely love.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Several converging trends appear to be increasing the use of electronic and digital payment methods, seemingly at the expense of cash. E-commerce sales, where credit card use is twice as high as transactions made in person, continue to outpace total retail sales in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau. Global e-commerce sales are expected to grow to $4.8 trillion by 2021, an approximate 75% increase over 2018’s projected totals. Two companies poised to take advantage of this trend are Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) and Square Inc (NYSE:SQ). Let’s take a closer look at each to determine which of these companies makes for a better investment today.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes and retails natural, organic, and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada. The company offers grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products, and personal care products. It is also involved in importing, roasting, packaging, and distribution of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items, and confections. In addition, the company offers Blue Marble Brands products on wholesale basis through third-party distributors in organic, natural, and specialty food brands, as well as directly to retailers. Further, it provides Field Day brand products primarily to customers in its independent natural products retailer channel. The company serves independently owned natural products retailers, supernatural chains, conventional supermarkets, and mass market chains, as well as foodservice and international customers outside Canada. It operates 13 natural products retail stores primarily in Florida. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Food wholesale giant United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) has encountered a kink in its acquisition of competitor SUPERVALU: The wholesale and retail food distributor is performing below expectations just months after United Natural Foods (UNFI) purchased it for approximately $2.9 billion last October. UNFI’s fiscal second-quarter 2019 earnings, reported on Wednesday, also revealed a goodwill impairment charge related to the transaction that hurt net income and earnings per share. Note that in the discussion that follows, all comparable numbers refer to the prior-year quarter, the fiscal second quarter of 2018.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 5th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.21. United Natural Foods had a net margin of 1.09% and a return on equity of 8.58%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. Equities analysts predict that United Natural Foods Inc will post 1.73 EPS for the current year.

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    United Natural Foods Company Profile (NASDAQ:UNFI)

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    United Natural Foods Inc  (NASDAQ:UNFI)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Natural Foods Inc (NASDAQ:UNFI)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $27.68 and last traded at $27.61, with a volume of 40599 shares. The stock had previously closed at $28.44.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Evans Bancorp, Inc.(EVBN)

Evans Bancorp, Inc. operates as the financial holding company for Evans Bank, N.A. that provides a range of banking products and services to consumer and commercial customers in Western New York. It operates through two segments, Banking Activities and Insurance Agency Activities. The company offers deposit products, which include checking and NOW accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It provides residential mortgages; commercial and multi-family mortgages; commercial construction loans; home equities, such as home equity lines of credit and second mortgage loans; commercial and industrial loans comprising term loans and lines of credit; consumer loans, including direct automobile, recreational vehicle, boat, home improvement, and personal loans; other loans consisting of overdrafts and loan clearing accounts; installment loans; and direct financing leasing of commercial small-ticket general business equipment. In addition, the company sells various premium-based insurance policies, including business and personal insurance, surety bonds, risk management, life, disability, and long-term care coverage, as well as provides claims adjusting services and non-deposit investment products, such as annuities and mutual funds. It operates through 13 full-service banking offices in Erie County and Chautauqua County, New York. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Hamburg, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) by 93.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,200 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,513 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Evans Bancorp were worth $239,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evans Bancorp (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) was downgraded by investment analysts at Hovde Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $50.00 price objective on the bank’s stock. Hovde Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 6.16% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: KKR(KKR)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, and mezzanine investments in large cap companies. The firm will consider investments in all industries globally, with a focus on financial services, infrastructure, and renewable energy. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies. The firm holds a controlling interest in its portfolio companies after they go public. It typically holds its investment for a period of five years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. was founded in 1976 and is based at New York, New York with additional offices across United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    The heads of leading private-equity real estate investors including KKR & Co Inc. (NYSE: KKR) and BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) will be there.

    Also there will be the analysts and investment bankers that cover real estate for the major firms including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KKR & Co Inc (NYSE:KKR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 13,549,086 shares, an increase of 30.6% from the February 15th total of 10,378,172 shares. Approximately 2.7% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,191,365 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Where things get creative is in how NextEra Energy Partners will finance this acquisition. Instead of selling stock and diluting existing investors, the company entered into a convertible equity funding agreement with private equity giant KKR (NYSE:KKR). As part of the deal, NextEra Energy Partners will combine the acquired assets with four other existing wind facilities into a new portfolio. KKR will pay $900 million for an equity interest in the expanded portfolio that NextEra Energy Partners can buy out over time at a fixed rate of return.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

The Company is a Delaware corporation which became the holding company for The Provident Bank (the “Bank”) on January 15, 2003, following the completion of the conversion of the Bank to a New Jersey-chartered capital stock savings bank. On January 15, 2003, the Company issued an aggregate of 59,618,300 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share in a subscription offering, and contributed $4.8 million in cash and 1,920,000 shares of its common stock to The Provident Bank Foundation, a charitable foundation established by the Bank. As a result of the conversion and related stock offering, the Company raised $567.2 million in net proceeds, of which $293.2 million was utilized to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of the Bank. The Company owns all of the outstanding common stock of the Bank, and as such, is a bank holding company subject to regulation by the Federal Reserve Board.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 8,316 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.88.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Weingarten Realty Investors operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company engages in the management, acquisition, and development of real estate. It operates in two segments, Shopping Center and Industrial. The Shopping Center segment engages in the acquisition, development, and management of real estate, primarily anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers located in Texas, California, Louisiana, Arizona, Nevada, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Utah, Kentucky, and Maine. Its customer base includes supermarkets, discount retailers, drugstores, and other retailers. The Industrial segment engages in the acquisition, development, and management of bulk warehouses and office/service centers. Its properties are located in Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, California, and Tennessee. As of June 30, 2005, Weingarten Realty Investors owned or operated under long -term leases, directly or through its interest in joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 350 developed properties and 3 properties that are in various stages of development. Its properties include 294 shopping centers and 59 industrial properties. Weingarten Realty Investors qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be taxed on the portion of its income, which is distributed to shareholders, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 20th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $127.81 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $123.99 million. Weingarten Realty Investors had a return on equity of 22.88% and a net margin of 80.35%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that Weingarten Realty Investors will post 2.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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    About Weingarten Realty Investors

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed its position in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $2,175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: CoBiz Financial Inc.(COBZ)

CoBiz Financial Inc. (CoBiz), incorporated on February 19, 1980, is a financial holding company. The Company operates in three segments: Commercial Banking, Fee-Based Lines, and Corporate Support and Other. The Company’s Commercial Banking segment offers commercial, real estate and private banking, as well as treasury management, interest-rate hedging and depository products. The Company’s Fee-Based Lines segment offers employee benefits brokerage and consulting, insurance brokerage and wealth management services. The Company’s subsidiary CoBiz Bank (the Bank) is a full-service business banking institution serving approximately two markets, including Colorado and Arizona. In Colorado, the Bank operates under the name Colorado Business Bank and has over 10 locations, including approximately nine in the Denver metropolitan area, and others in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Vail. In Arizona, the Bank operates under the name Arizona Business Bank and has over five locations serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and the surrounding area of Maricopa County.

The Company’s other subsidiaries include CoBiz Insurance, Inc. and CoBiz IM, Inc. (CoBiz IM). CoBiz Insurance, Inc. provides commercial, personal property and casualty (P&C) insurance brokerage, risk management consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals, and provides employee benefits consulting, insurance brokerage and related administrative support to employers. CoBiz IM provides wealth planning and investment management to institutions and individuals through its investment advisor subsidiary, CoBiz Wealth, LLC.

Lending Activities

The Company provides a range of lending services, including commercial loans, commercial and residential real estate construction loans, commercial and residential real estate-mortgage loans, consumer loans, revolving lines of credit and tax-exempt financing. Its primary lending focus is commercial and real estate lending to small- and medium-s! ized businesses with annual sales of $5 million to $75 million, and businesses and individuals with borrowing requirements of $250,000 to $15 million. Commercial loans consist of loans to small and medium-sized businesses in a range of industries. Real estate mortgage loans include various types of loans, for which the Company holds real property as collateral.

The Company originates loans to finance construction projects, including one- to four-family residences, multifamily residences, commercial office, senior housing and industrial projects. The Company provides a range of consumer loans to customers, including personal lines of credit, home equity loans, jumbo mortgage loans and automobile loans. Other loans include lending products, such as taxable and tax-exempt leasing, not defined as commercial, real estate, acquisition and development, construction, or consumer loans. The Company’s total loans amount to approximately $2.7 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company classifies its investment securities as held to maturity, available for sale or trading. Available for sale securities consist of bonds, notes and debentures (including corporate debt and trust preferred securities (TPS)) not classified as held to maturity securities. Investment securities held to maturity consist of residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS), bonds, notes and debentures. The total investment securities of the Company are approximately $345.58.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s sources of funds are customer deposits. The Company offers a range of accounts for depositors, which are designed to attract both short- and long-term deposits. These accounts include certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts and individual retirement accounts. The Company’s short-term borrowings include federal funds purchased, securities sold under agreements to repurchase, which mature within approximately 90 days, and a line of c! redit wit! h the federal home loan banks (FHLB). The deposits of the Company are totaled to approximately $2.7 billion.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CoBiz Financial (NASDAQ:COBZ) and MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ) declared a dividend on Friday, July 20th, Fidelity reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 30th will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share by the bank on Monday, August 6th. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 27th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ) by 3,473.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 296,921 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 288,613 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in CoBiz Financial were worth $5,819,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eaton Vance Municipal Income 2028 Term Trust(ETX )

Eaton Vance Municipal Income 2028 Term Trust (formerly, Eaton Vance Municipal Income Term Trust) (the Trust) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Trust’s portfolio of investments include education, electric utilities, general obligations, hospital, housing, industrial development, senior living or life care, student loan, transportation, water and sewer, among others. The Fund’s investment adviser is Eaton Vance Management. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Etrion SA (TSE:ETX) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial issued their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Etrion in a research note issued on Thursday, August 9th. National Bank Financial analyst R. Merer expects that the solar energy provider will post earnings of ($0.01) per share for the quarter. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Etrion’s FY2019 earnings at ($0.01) EPS.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

ANSYS, a Delaware corporation formed in 1994, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and services widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Company and its subsidiaries employed approximately 2,800 people as of December 31, 2015. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The best way to play the theme is probably to buy the software companies that facilitate the creation of digital twins. Three names that spring to mind are engineering simulation company ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS), IoT platform provider PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) and engineering software company Dassault Systemes (NASDAQOTH:DASTY).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 2,041 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $174.15, for a total value of $355,440.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in Alamos Gold Inc (NYSE:AGI) (TSE:AGI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 23,543 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $123,000.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of AGI. Barclays PLC increased its position in shares of Alamos Gold by 127.3% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 27,727 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 15,528 shares in the last quarter. Natixis purchased a new stake in shares of Alamos Gold during the first quarter worth approximately $255,000. Moors & Cabot Inc. increased its position in shares of Alamos Gold by 24.7% during the first quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 49,253 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $257,000 after purchasing an additional 9,750 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of Alamos Gold by 24.3% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 80,348 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $291,000 after purchasing an additional 15,710 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP purchased a new stake in shares of Alamos Gold during the fourth quarter worth approximately $392,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.95% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation, four have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.40.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That would lead investors to companies such as Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF), and DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Progress Software (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to discuss the stocks on their radar. Find out why National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have piqued their interest.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) have climbed 14.1% during the first six months of 2018, according to data provided S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s most dramatic movement stemmed from its fourth-quarter earnings report in February. However, the market was less pleased with its first-quarter results in April and shares have given up ground.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.58.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.19.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Active Stock of Yesterday— Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (stockmarketstop.com) Sphere 3D Corp. (NasdaqCM:ANY): A Look at the 60.00000 Margin Score (zeelandpress.com) Hot Aspects to Watch Out: Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (nysedaily.com) How the Internet Caused Explosive Growth in the Flat Earth Theory (innotechtoday.com) Visualizing Toxicity in Twitter Conversations (medium.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ ANY remained flat at $$0.27 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 418,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,559. Sphere 3D has a 1 year low of $0.13 and a 1 year high of $4.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) were down 9.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.29 and last traded at $0.29. Approximately 2,010 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 769,788 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    How to Use Email Signature Marketing to Support Your Data-driven Marketing Efforts (martechadvisor.com) Sphere 3D (ANY) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Survey: Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Analysis: Sphere 3D (ANY) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of data integration and big data management software company Attunity (NASDAQ:ATTU) jumped on Thursday, rising as much as 19.1%. As of 1:25 p.m. EST, the stock was up 18.7%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.(CNSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc.  (NASDAQ:CNSL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at the first stock on our list. Its dividend is yielding 13.62%, and it’s loaded with the potential to return 80% gains over the next 12 months…

    Best Dividend Stocks for Growth, No. 3: Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL)

    Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) is an Internet service provider (ISP) specializing in high-speed, broadband Internet networks in the northeastern United States.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) and Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    This will also put PayPal on a collision course with Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ), the incumbent payment system used by many small businesses.

    New partners: from left, Jacob de Geer, CEO and co-founder of iZettle; Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal; and Bill Ready, executive vice-president and CEO of PayPal. Image source: PayPal.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    Consider one of my favorite stocks in the market, Square (NYSE:SQ), which hit an all-time high of more than $100 just a couple of weeks ago. After the recent market drop, Square is trading for about $78 as I write this, so I might consider buying more soon. (Note: I can’t buy any stocks I mention for a few days.)

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Square Inc. (NASDAQ: SQ) is expected to have 54.8% EPS growth in the next five years, a jump from less than 9% in the past five years. This payment solutions company has one of the highest growth rates out there, and some now lump it in with the FANG stocks. But shares are only around 10% higher year to date, less than the Nasdaq. Its next earnings report is expected later this month.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Square’s (NYSE:SQ) Cash App is wildly popular, but isn’t really making any money — yet. In a recent interview, CFO Sarah Friar discussed Square’s long-term banking ambitions. To put it mildly, any banking, brokerage, or lending traction the company gains with its millions of Cash App users could be a big profit driver in the future.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    However, they shouldn’t ignore three other high-growth companies that are changing how companies do business over the internet: Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ), and GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB). All three stocks have generated multibagger returns over the past three years, and they could soar even higher on some long-term tailwinds.

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    If you have a long-term investing mentality like this, here’s why you should take a closer look at Realty Income (NYSE:O), Square (NYSE:SQ), and HCP (NYSE:HCP). I own all three stocks — not because I expect them to make me rich tomorrow, but because they have some serious growth potential over the next few decades.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019

Currently, Quality Systems Inc (NASDAQ:QSII) has a Sell using the approach of Louis Navellier for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for the last month.

The company is classified as a component of the 24 company Health Care Technology GICS industry group, which is part of the 781 company GICS Health Care sector. The market value of QSII is $0.9 billion which places it in the top half of its industry group The stock’s current Portfolio Grader ranking places it 21 among the 24 companies in this industry group, a position that is well below-average.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Health Care sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Health Care Technology industry group is ranked 31 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    What’s behind these dramatic gains? Read on to find out.

    Company Gain in H1 2018 Market Cap
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) 270% $1.19 billion
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) 235% $482 million
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) 222% $959 million
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL) 205% $3.99 billion

    Data source: YCharts.

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Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which stocks do we think can put up Facebook-like returns in the years ahead? We asked a team of top Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they picked Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI). 

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) shot higher on Tuesday, rising as much as 9.9%. As of 2:13 p.m. EDT, shares were up 9.3%.

    The stock’s gain follows the launch of the company’s new payroll mobile app, which is now available on iOS and Android. 

  • [By Chris Hill]

    No power? No problem. In today’s episode of Market Foolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool contributor Matt Argersinger come to you from the powerless Fool HQ studio with a show that’s all about listener questions. Is now the time to buy big Chinese companies like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU)? Or is there still a heck of a lot farther the Chinese stock market can fall from here? What would Square (NYSE:SQ) have to gain from chomping up eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)? Is there any downside to a no-fee, super-diversified portfolio, like one you might build on Robinhood? Tune in for answers to these questions, some advice on setting up a winning portfolio, and much more.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Dan Caplinger]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify a stock they believe could be potential multibaggers that could put even Shopify’s returns to shame. Here’s why they chose NV5 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN), and Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Square (NYSE:SQ) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Guggenheim reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of Square in a report on Friday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $100.00 target price (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Square in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Oppenheimer downgraded shares of Square from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Nomura boosted their price objective on shares of Square from $65.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Square from $78.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $67.01.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $153.19 and last traded at $155.21, with a volume of 131385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $155.62.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and IHI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Stockton bought a new stake in Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,520 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Denver, CO, based Investment company Paradice Investment Management LLC buys Ferroglobe PLC, Faro Technologies Inc, Orthofix International NV, VeriFone Systems Inc, Dorman Products Inc, sells Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA, Eastman Kodak Co during the 3-months ended 2018-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Paradice Investment Management LLC. As of 2018-03-31, Paradice Investment Management LLC owns 32 stocks with a total value of $1.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: GSM, FARO, OFIX, PAY, DORM, ITT, GME, CMO, ANF, CNO, Reduced Positions: KODK, GPN, KLXI, KFY, KALU, HSII, Sold Out: BLX,

For the details of Paradice Investment Management LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Paradice+Investment+Management+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Paradice Investment Management LLCKLX Inc (KLXI) – 1,441,405 shares, 7.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.45%International Speedway Corp (ISCA) – 1,986,267 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.95%Lear Corp (LEA) – 443,104 shares, 5.97% of the total portfolio. ITT Inc (ITT) – 1,665,843 shares, 5.9% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.44%DST Systems Inc (DST) – 972,463 shares, 5.89% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.31%Added: Ferroglobe PLC (GSM)

Paradice Investment Management LLC added to a holding in Ferroglobe PLC by 26.57%. The purchase prices were between $10.5 and $16.76, with an estimated average price of $15.25. The stock is now traded at around $11.54. The impact to a portfolio due to this purchase was 0.72%. The holding were 4,446,354 shares as of 2018-03-31.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $86.00 and last traded at $85.60, with a volume of 20160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp lessened its position in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,581 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 15,347 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp owned approximately 0.30% of Qualys worth $8,627,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) major shareholder Scopia Capital Management Lp purchased 114,129 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $59.34 per share, for a total transaction of $6,772,414.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sectoris up about 22% over the past 12 months.Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share price jump about five times as much.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Square Inc’s (NYSE:SQ) first-quarter earnings provided the latest confirmation that the company was firing on all cylinders. Adjusted revenue, the best metric to judge Square’s performance because it subtracts out fees the company pays to the credit card networks and banks, rose to $307 million, a 51% increase year over year. Adjusted EBITDA grew to $36 million, a 33% increase year over year. This strong top- and bottom-line growth was powered by the company’s strong business-segment growth. The company’s gross payment volume, the total dollar amount of all purchases facilitated through Square’s payment platform, rose 31% to $17.8 billion.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    More than half of Square’s (NYSE:SQ) large sellers used two or more Square products during 2017, according to comments from CEO Jack Dorsey on the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Electronic payment company Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) has been one of the hottest stocks on the market in the past year, up 185% as of this writing. This is despite the company having lost $72 million over the past year, so investors must think its future is bright.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Leo Sun, and Daniel Miller]

    Long-term investing has been shown to be a much better way to building wealth than short-term trading, but figuring out what stocks are worth owning in portfolios for the long haul is challenging. If you’re struggling to decide what companies to buy, these three Motley Fool contributors can help. Here’s why they thinkIllumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), and Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) could be perfect stocks to buy and hold for decades.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

The “Big 4” frac sand stocks Fairmount Santrol (FMSA), U.S. Silica (SLCA), Emerge Energy (EMES), and Hi-Crush (HCLP) all made their various moves this year to supply sand to customers in-basin, bifurcating the North American frac sand market in the process.

The result of these moves, which I discussed more in depth here, would allow the Big 4 to divide and conquer the frac sand industry by splitting the smaller Northern White miners in Wisconsin, from the smaller local, brown sand miners in Texas.

In short, if the Big 4 could supply BOTH types of sand, Northern White and local brown (which will come to fruition once construction is complete), then drillers would choose to do business with them over the smaller players. Since the Big 4’s logistics network allows them to get sand to drillers anywhere in the country as opposed to the smaller players who have limited sand grades, experience, and logistics network, then one of the Big 4 miners would logically be a drillers first choice.

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Going into its fiscal fourth-quarter financial release (which ended March 31, 2018), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) faced many of the same questions seen in the rest of the video-game industry. A recent trend toward free-to-play battle royale games, led by Epic Games’Fortnite, has captured the public’s imagination, leaving fewer players opting for other games.

  • [By ]

    Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) : “The whole video game group is in turmoil. I want to see the earnings.”

    Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a top video game producer that has cashed in with some super-hot titles. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is a publisher and distributor of interactive software for gaming platforms from Sony and Microsoft and for the PC. The company is headquartered in New York, with development studios located around the world. Key franchises include Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Civilization, Borderlands, and Bioshock, as well as several licensed sports products such as NBA and WWE.

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af

Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 259,454 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.07% of Square worth $12,765,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Square’s (NYSE:SQ) 2018 priorities are pretty well set. It’s investing in omnichannel capabilities, financial services, and its international markets. And the company’s first-quarter results showed progress on all of those fronts.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Last week, PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) agreed to buy Square’s (NYSE:SQ) chief European rival, iZettle, for $2.2 billion. By Monday, Square was ready to announce a new debt offering to raise $750 million in cash.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Square (NYSE:SQ) was downgraded by Buckingham Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Square Inc’s (NYSE:SQ) first-quarter earnings provided the latest confirmation that the company was firing on all cylinders. Adjusted revenue, the best metric to judge Square’s performance because it subtracts out fees the company pays to the credit card networks and banks, rose to $307 million, a 51% increase year over year. Adjusted EBITDA grew to $36 million, a 33% increase year over year. This strong top- and bottom-line growth was powered by the company’s strong business-segment growth. The company’s gross payment volume, the total dollar amount of all purchases facilitated through Square’s payment platform, rose 31% to $17.8 billion.

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Wells Fargo & Co. is benefiting from higher interest rates and increased fee income from cards and deposit accounts as Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan plans cost cuts and works to recover from a scandal in the retail banking unit.

Fourth-quarter net interest income, a measure of earnings from customer deposits, climbed to $12.4 billion from $11.6 billion a year earlier, the San Francisco-based bank said Friday in a statement. Net interest margin improved to 2.87 percent last quarter from 2.82 percent in the three months ended Sept. 30.

Net interest income is expected to increase by about $600 million in the first quarter.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) COO David Sipes sold 9,300 shares of RingCentral stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.71, for a total transaction of $722,703.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $17.975 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.83 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $18.005 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.95 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) was maintained as Buy at Canaccord Genuity and assigned a price target of $105, compared with a prior close of $22.05.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Square (NYSE:SQ), meanwhile, is in the business of helping merchants accept card payments. That in itself also wouldn’t be considered a technology-based industry. Square CFO Sarah Friar begs to differ. “I think of ourselves as a technology company that happens to use payments as one of our business models,” she said at an investors’ conference in May.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    But in positive news for Bitcoin holders, Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) announced today nearly all of its users can buy and sell Bitcoin. This should help increase more awareness about Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square (NYSE:SQ) recently launched Square forRestaurants, which merges all of a restaurant’s operations — from booking tables to managing payments — in a single platform. It’s also integrated with Square’s food delivery service Caviar.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Spectacular falls in the cost of wind, solar and battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing coal and gas out of the world&a;rsquo;s electricity generation mix in a &a;ldquo;chilling&a;rdquo; development for the future of fossil fuel power generation.

Research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released its latest report on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and it suggests that President Donald Trump&a;rsquo;s attempts to revive the U.S. coal industry is doomed to failure. That&a;rsquo;s because the price of battery storage has tumbled by 79% since 2010, from $1,000/kWh to $209/kWh while both wind and solar power have fallen by 18% in just a year.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: AltaGas Ltd. (ATGFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    AltaGas (OTCPK:ATGFF) agreed to acquire WGL (WGL) in January 2017, and the acquisition is still pending regulatory approval in DC, which is expected mid-2018. WGL operates Washington Gas, the gas utility in the region. The interesting play here I think is AltaGas. It offers a fairly well covered 8.5%+ dividend but has been beaten down as a result of concerns over the price paid for the WGL acquisition and the debt it will be required to take on in the deal. If the WGL acquisition does not receive regulatory approval, it’s very possible that AltaGas goes up. And if WGL is approved, it’s obviously a much better acquisition if Amazon picks anywhere in the DC area, as that should fuel a significant population increase for the gas utility business (some estimates of up to 1 million over 10 to 15 years). The projected growth in the gas utility business can serve as the foundation for AltaGas’s broader operations and allow them to finance debt at more attractive levels going forward. A mere re-rating to a market AFFO multiple would lead to substantial gains from the current 10-20% discount to market AFFO multiples, and a premium driven by the growth in Washington Gas could warrant a 10-20% premium to market AFFO multiples.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.(AE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aeternity (CURRENCY:AE) traded down 15.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 10th. One Aeternity token can currently be purchased for approximately $2.94 or 0.00043736 BTC on popular exchanges including LATOKEN, Lykke Exchange, CoinBene and IDAX. Aeternity has a market cap of $684.89 million and approximately $14.30 million worth of Aeternity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Aeternity has traded down 16.7% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aeternity (CURRENCY:AE) traded down 15.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 10th. One Aeternity token can currently be purchased for approximately $2.94 or 0.00043736 BTC on popular exchanges including LATOKEN, Lykke Exchange, CoinBene and IDAX. Aeternity has a market cap of $684.89 million and approximately $14.30 million worth of Aeternity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Aeternity has traded down 16.7% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aeternity (CURRENCY:AE) traded 0.3% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 16th. Aeternity has a market cap of $610.90 million and approximately $5.83 million worth of Aeternity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Aeternity has traded 21.4% lower against the US dollar. One Aeternity token can now be purchased for approximately $2.62 or 0.00040024 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Lykke Exchange, Binance, Koinex and Gate.io.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aeternity (AE) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was September 2nd, 2017. Aeternity’s total supply is 273,685,830 tokens and its circulating supply is 233,020,472 tokens. Aeternity’s official website is www.aeternity.com. Aeternity’s official Twitter account is @aetrnty and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Aeternity is /r/Aeternity and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in Adams Resources & Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AE) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 6,366 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,000.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
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    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: ENGlobal Corporation(ENG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enigma (CURRENCY:ENG) traded 0.7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM ET on June 17th. During the last seven days, Enigma has traded down 12% against the US dollar. Enigma has a market capitalization of $104.94 million and $2.86 million worth of Enigma was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Enigma token can now be bought for about $1.40 or 0.00021533 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Vebitcoin, OKEx and GOPAX.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The construction company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter. ENGlobal had a negative net margin of 29.16% and a negative return on equity of 17.18%. The firm had revenue of $14.43 million during the quarter.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Financial technology specialistSquare(NYSE:SQ) trounced the market last month by gaining 23% compared to a 2% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The new BKC has 33 holdings. Top 10 holdings in the new ETF include Taiwan Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: TSM), Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.(NASDAQ: AMD). BKC features significant international exposure, as Japanese, Taiwanese and South Korean companies combine for 45.6 percent of the fund's weight.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square (NYSE:SQ) recently retreated from its all-time highs, but the stock remains up nearly 80% for the year. The payments service provider doesn’t have any exposure to China, and its core business continues to flourish. Wall Street expects Square’s adjusted revenue andearnings to rise 48% and 70%, respectively, this year.

2 Tech Stocks Up 100% Over the Past Year

The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sectoris up about 22% over the past 12 months.Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share price jump about five times as much.

With company returns as high as 100% over the past year, it’s worth taking a closer look at what Square and Netflix are doing so well, if they can keep the momentum going, and one hurdle each of them faces that investors should be on the lookout for.

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Square: Up 176% over the past 12 months

Square supplies point-of-sale (POS) terminals to merchants, offers mobile payment services, has a popular peer-to-peer payment app called Square Cash, provides small business loans through Square Capital, and has its own online food ordering business, called Caviar.

Square’s share price has seen astronomical gains over the past 12 months as the company has grown is sales and client base. Net revenue was up 36% year over year in the fourth quarter, and the company’s gross payment volume (the total amount processed through its payment systems) grew by 31% to $17.9 billion. Investors have also been impressed with the company’s ability to increase its EBITDA, which jumped 38% in Q4 to $41 million and 33% year over year to $36 million in Q1.

Square makes the vast majority of its revenue from payment transactions on its platform, but the company’s other businesses offer additional opportunities as well. For example, its mobile payment Cash app now has 7 million monthly active users. Square is also growing its subscription and services revenue, which was up 95% in 2017; the segment now accounts for 11% of Square’s total sales (up from just 8% in 2016).

So can Square keep the momentum going? The company has a few things working in its favor, including the fact that it’s adding larger customers on its platform. Companies selling $125,000 or less per year accounted for 53% of the company’s gross payment volume (GPV) in the fourth quarter of 2017. Customers spending $500,000 or more annually make up 20% of GPV, up from 13% two years ago. Square is also doing a good job building out a payment ecosystem by selling everything from the hardware (payment terminals) to point-of-sale software, its mobile Cash app, lending services, and even its food delivery business.

But Square isn’t without its risks, of course. Investors should keep a close eye on what some of the company’s competitors are doing with mobile payments and point-of-sale services. Both Intuit and PayPal offer similar services. Square is building a strong brand right now, but it doesn’t have an economic moat around its business yet. For many merchants, especially smaller ones, the switching costs are pretty low for them to jump to another payment processor. That’s not to say Square’s a bad investment, but investors should know that the company still faces lots of competition in this growing market.

Netflix: Up 111% over the past 12 months

Netflix has built itself into a video-streaming powerhouse and now boasts more than 125 million total members.The company is experiencing substantial user growth as it expands into new international markets. Netflix’s non-U.S. streaming subscribers now account for 54% of the company’s total paid subscribers, and in the first quarter of 2018 the company increased paid international subscribers by 42% year over year.

Investors have also been happy to see the company’s sales and earnings continue to spike. Revenue was up more than 40% in the most recent quarter to $3.7 billion, and diluted earnings per share of $0.64 were up 60% from the year-ago quarter, which far outpaced any of the company’s quarterly earnings in 2017. Net income also increased about 63% year over year to $290 million.

Netflix is facing an increase in competition on several fronts, most recently from Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) announcement that it will bring its own content streaming service to market sometime this year. Disney has a war chest of old movies and shows, along with owning massive content franchises like Star Wars and Marvel, which could make Disney’s service a strong contender.

But Netflix will likely be able to fend off Disney, and other players including Amazon and Hulu, because of its treasure trove of user data. For years, Netflix has been collecting users’ viewing habits (everything from what we watch and when we watch it) so it can create original content and purchase programming it knows its members will love. Tapping into this data allows Netflix to create a network effect that keeps its users watching more Netflix content, and thus supplying it with more viewing data to make future shows.

Netflix is spending a lot of money — between $7.5 billion and $8 billion in 2018 — on content, and that’s up from $6 billion last year. Some of this spending comes from Netflix shelling out cash to create shows that will appeal to viewers in local international markets. The company’s subscriber growth shows that spending all of this cash is paying off, but investors should keep an eye on these expenses to see if they continue to climb. At some point, the company should be able to curb spending a bit, or at least let it stabilize, one it’s built up enough original content. But Netflix’s current collection of original content, and its ability to know what its users want to watch, should help it continue dominating the content streaming space for years to come.

Keep this in mind

Investors should remember that just because Netflix and Square have performed well over the past year doesn’t mean they’ll do well in the future. If you’re interested in investing in these two companies, make sure you’re not doing it just because these stocks are on a tear right now.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018

According to SEC Form 4 filings between October 25 to December 4, 2017, insiders at Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG), one of the top five constituents of the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB), bought a total of 84,870 shares at prices between $31.21 per share and $98.17 per share in 4 transactions and sold 1,088 shares at $98.17 per share in one transaction, as shares of Celgene plunged about 35% in less than a month from its all-time high at $147.17 per share. Insiders might have thought that Wall Street was overreacting to the company’s negative news announcements.

Sanofi S.A. (NYSE:SNY) said in a SEC Form 4 filing on September 25, 2017 that it purchased 166,413 common shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) through its subsidiary Sanofi-Aventis Amerique du Nord from September 23 through September 24, 2017, at prices ranging from $467.78 per share to $488.82 per share. Sanofi now owns about 23.81 million outstanding shares, or a 20.35% stake in Regeneron. Sanofi might have thought that Regeneron shares were undervalued after it plunged over 20% from its June high of $543.55 per share. In January this year, Sanofi bought 87,298 common shares of Regeneron at prices ranging from $361.76 per share to $379.80 per share, after the stock sold-off almost 25%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    CORNING INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CORNING INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.73 versus $1.34 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 20.2% in earnings ($1.38 versus $1.73).

     

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning’s (NYSE:GLW) cutting-edge glass technology can already be found everywhere from smartphones to LCD TVs, advanced optics systems, lab science equipment, and even the ceramic substrates and particulate filters underlying pollution control systems in millions of vehicles today.But Corning is ready to take its show on the road in a much more visible way.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    3M Co (NYSE: MMM) agreed to sell substantially all of its communication markets division to Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) for $900 million.

    Corning expects the deal adding $0.07 to $0.09 per share in FY19 earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Exa Corporation(EXA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Exa Corp (NASDAQ: EXA) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $16.68 million.

    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $65.24 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.(MDRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
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    Piper Jaffray upgraded Best Buy Co (NYSE: BBY) from Neutral to Overweight
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    Piper Jaffray downgraded The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) from Overweight to Neutral
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    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Luxoft Holding, Inc.(LXFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Luxoft Holding(NYSE:LXFT)announced strong fiscal fourth-quarter results on Monday, after the market closed. Similar to its modest post-earnings drop in February, shares of the software development specialist fell 3.6% on Tuesday as investors absorbed the news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    After the market closed yesterday, small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q4 2016 earnings with shares falling by mid single digit percentagesin after hours trading. The Company apparently beat expectations on earnings, but fell short of expectations for comps. Likewise, the stock has already had a very good run meaning expectations were super high.Take a look at the following long term chart which shows Dave & Busters Entertainmentsshare performanceascompared to potential peers such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment doubling in valuewhile potential peer, small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK), began to takeoff last yearand small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) has basically been range bound for the last four days:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment being a pretty steady performer up until June while potential peer, upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK), took off last yearand Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) has started to fall off:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap LED semiconductor stockRubicon Technology (NASDAQ: RBCN):

    Rubicon Technology isn’t going to be a monster-sized winner for us, even if things go perfectly. About the best downside target we could hope for is the $0.60 area, where the stock was launched into an unsustainable uptrend a week ago. But, it’s a high-odds trade we can’t pass up. Yesterday’s doji bar after a big rally was a warning sign that we were transitioning into a net-selling environment. Today’s sharp pullback confirms we’re moving into that bearish mode.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Amid this volatile week, three stories in tech stood out.

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock soared to new highs after a solid second quarter and as Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathawayrevealed a larger stake in the company. Snap (NYSE:SNAP) stock plummeted as the company’s recent redesign for Snapchat dragged on results. Financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) saw its revenue growth accelerate again.

    Square Register. Image source: Square.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Noto joined Twitter in July 2014. The company’s share price has fallen 39% since then. It is hard to blame Noto. Twitter’s business model has been a resounding failure. Its chief executive officer, Jack Dorsey, has been attacked for failing to capitalize on Twitter’s huge membership base, as well as his decision to be CEO of another public company Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) which is in the mobile payment business. Dorsey stepped down in October 2008 but returned in July 2015 to save the Twitter. It has not worked.

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    You can listen to the show live every day from 8-9 a.m. ET here, or catch the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL): $19.75 has been the low since the deal was rumored so that’s support. Below that ,there’s a gap down to $18.55.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) has a pair of highs near $188. The premarket high was $188.07 and there are similar highs from Nov. 8 and 13, so that whole handle will be resistance.
    Square Inc (NYSE: SQ): It’s at all-time high levels right now. There’s support at Friday’s close at $44.18. 
    Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR): The Dorsey sympathy move is on. The Nov. 1 high of $20.99 and post-earnings high of $21.96 are two resistance levels. 
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE): Has a double top from the last two sessions at $18.47 and $18.48.

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    Dorsey subsequently co-founded online payments company Square (NYSE:SQ) in 2009, and he was promoted from passive member to executive chairman of Twitter’s board in 2010, after Dick Costolo replaced Evan Williams.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) reported second-quarter financial results after markets closed Wednesday. The company said that it had a $0.07 in earnings per share (EPS) and $552 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for a net loss of $0.05 per share and $536.27 million in revenue. The same period from last year had a net loss of $0.08 per share and $438.53 million in revenue.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE: SSNI) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $16.11. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced plans to acquire Silver Spring Networks for $16.25 per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small capsemiconductor stock Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) has produced a double top on its technical chart with shares just below breakout levels:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Investor Movement Index April Summary

This article was originally published on TD Ameritrade's IMX page.

Monthly Summary

The IMX moved lower for the fourth month in a row, ending the period down 8.24 percent at 4.79.

The April IMX period started out with volatility in equity markets, and the IMX took another dip lower. Continuing their behavior for the past year, TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the period. However, many widely held positions saw their volatility relative to the overall equity market decrease once again, causing a decrease in the overall IMX score. Volatility of the S&P 500, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, averaged over 20 for the first five days of April before subsiding near the end of the period.

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April began with equity market volatility, and all three major equity indices moved lower during the first five business days of the month. The S&P 500 traded lower by 2.2 percent during the first day of April, its worst start ever to a second quarter. Markets rebounded during the last three weeks for the period, with the S&P 500 ending the period up 1.10 percent. The NASDAQ Composite Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average also increased during the period, up 0.80 percent and 0.86 percent, respectively. Market volatility was in part driven by global economic concerns following the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on $50 billion of goods from China. Following the market selloff early in the period, the S&P 500 traded at the lowest price-to-earnings ratio in nearly two years compared to expected earnings over the next 12 months, although the metric is still higher than historical averages. Later in the period, geopolitical tensions in Asia seemed to ease and some solid corporate earnings helped push equity markets higher.

Trading

TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the April period, buying some volatile names during earnings season. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) was net bought for the third month in a row. The company reported better-than-expected earnings during the month, but traded lower after reports it may purchase a movie theatre chain. For the first time in 2018, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was net bought as the company traded lower following an earnings miss due to cord-cutting increases. Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) was also a net buy following the company's IPO early in the period. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), which has seen volatility recently and posted an earnings beat, was net bought. For the fifth month in a row, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was net bought. The company traded higher during the period on the back of an earnings beat and analyst upgrades. Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ), which was off approximately 20 percent from recent highs as the company announced an acquisition of another online company, Weebly, was also a net buy.

Additional popular names bought include General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

Additional names sold include Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), and Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR).

Inclusion of specific security names in this commentary does not constitute a recommendation from TD Ameritrade to buy, sell, or hold.

Historical Overview

TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX) has generally correlated with the S&P 500 as clients react to equity price movements, but the index has gone through uncorrelated periods. Beginning in January 2010, when TD Ameritrade started tracking the IMX, the index rose with equity markets until April 2010, when it peaked at 5.40. In May 2010 investors experienced the "Flash Crash" and the IMX began a sharp downward trend. The IMX didn't reach 5.00 again until the S&P 500 was well above April 2010 levels.

The index eventually peaked at 5.56 in June 2011. This peak was immediately followed by a plunge in equity markets, and in the IMX, as the media was dominated by the U.S. debt ceiling debate, S&P downgrade of U.S. debt, and European debt concerns. The S&P 500 began to recover in the fall of 2011, but the IMX continued to decline until it reached a new low at the time in January 2012. As the S&P 500 began to sustain an upward trend in early 2012, the IMX started to rise. In 2013, as economic conditions improved and the S&P 500 climbed to record levels, the IMX rose to the high end of its historical range, finishing 2013 at 5.62, and continued to rise in 2014 amid geopolitical tensions related to Ukraine and the Middle East, until seeing slight declines in October and November.

By the middle of 2015, the IMX had seen increases, as equity market volatility had reduced to near historical levels while the market continued its upward trend. As 2015 ended its third quarter, volatility had returned to markets as global economic concerns and speculation around the timing and trajectory of Federal Reserve rate increases seemed to rattle overall equity markets. This uncertainty continued to play a role in the equity markets through the fourth quarter of 2015 and into early 2016. The volatility accompanying this uncertainty abated in the second quarter of 2016 and remained low until late in the third quarter. Just as it had in 2015, the IMX saw increases mid-year during the period of lower volatility. The IMX continued to climb into the fourth quarter reaching 5.83 in October 2016, its highest point in two years. A brief spike in volatility during November, timed around the U.S. presidential election, coincided with a slight pull back in the IMX, which then ended 2016 at the high end of its historical range.

The IMX started 2017 with an upward trend and reaching an all-time high in March, before pausing in April as lower volatility led to a decrease in the IMX. The momentum resumed in May, with the IMX breaching 7.0 for the first time ever in July of 2017. The IMX took another brief pause in September, before following markets higher and breaching 8.0 for the first time ever in November and ending 2017 at an all-time high. Volatility returned to the markets in early 2018, and the IMX decreased for three consecutive months to start the year.

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